New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
January 13, 2019
1. The Reckoning
A decorated World War II veteran shoots and kills a pastor.
2. Fire & Blood
George R. R. Martin
The first volume of the two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros.
3. Every Breath
Difficult choices surface when Hope Anderson and Tru Walls meet in a North Carolina seaside town.
4. Target: Alex Cross
Alex Cross returns for the 26th book in the series bearing his name.
5. Where the Crawdads Sing
A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
6. The Next Person You Meet in Heaven
The sequel to
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
follows Annie on her heavenly journey.
A man who is losing weight without getting thinner forms an unlikely alliance with his neighbors who are dealing with prejudices.
8. Past Tense
Jack Reacher explores the New England town where his father was born.
9. Nine Perfect Strangers
A romance writer becomes fascinated by the owner and director of a health resort.
10. Long Road to Mercy
The F.B.I. agent Atlee Pine must choose between protecting her career or the United States' democracy.
11. Tom Clancy: Oath of Office
President Jack Ryan must contain the fallout of a flu epidemic and two hijacked Russian nuclear missiles.
12. Dark Sacred Night
Detective Renée Ballard teams up with the retired detective Harry Bosch, who is working on a cold case.
13. Look Alive Twenty-Five
The 25th book in the Stephanie Plum series.
14. Of Blood and Bone
While the people of New Hope face threats, Fallon Swift goes on three quests to discover her powers.
15. There There
A multigenerational story exploring the plight of the urban Native American.
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A version of this list appears in the January 13, 2019 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending December 29, 2018.
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